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Creators:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie, Chief, 1911-1994
Dates:
1926-1989
Size:
100 Photographic prints (black and white, hand-colored.)
4 Photographic albums
1800 Negatives (photographic) (120 mm.)
150 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2009-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of approximately 1,950 glass plate and large format film negatives,100 hand-tinted and black-and-white prints and four photographic albums containing prints of various sizes, taken by Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, the royal photographer to the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II (1933-1978). These images span six decades (1926 - 1989) and represent a dynamic, continuous record of the Benin Royal Court in Nigeria. Alonge documented the pageantry, ritual and regalia of the Obas, their wives and retainers for over a half-century, including the coronation of the King and the Iyoba, or queen mother. The collection also documents historic visits to Benin by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (1956), Princess Alexandra (1960), foreign dignitaries, traditional rulers, political leaders and celebrities. The collection preserves an important historical record of Benin art and culture during the periods of British colonial rule and Nigerian independence in the 20th century. The rarity and historical value of the collection are enhanced by Alonge's privileged access to the Palace as a chief in the Iwebo Palace Society, a position which presents a unique insider's view of Benin royalty. The quality of the collection is testament to Alonge's technological skills in photography and his professionalism in keeping the collection ordered and well-preserved despite the heat, humidity and tropical climate of Nigeria.

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Creators:
Pemberton, John, 1928-2016
Dates:
1982-1986
Size:
769 Slides (color; 35 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of 769 35mm color slides, dates from 1982 to 1986 and documents various Agemo festivals, a performing art of the Yoruba religion. More specifically, Pemberton photographed Agemo funeral rites at the Asu Aluwa house in Olosiwonade, Ijebu, various Agemo priests and their stools, the Odun Agemo festival, Chief Sherafusi's Odun Agemo festival in Igbile, and Egungun dancing at the palace in Oru, Ijebu.

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Creators:
Seligman, Thomas K.
Dates:
1970-2004
Size:
1742 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2016-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Seligman between 1970 and 2004 primarily of West Africa, including Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Dogon, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, and Morocco. Additionally, there are some images of masquerades in Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, and scenes in Ghana and Great Zimbabwe. Images depict cultural landscapes, masqu...

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Creators:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Dates:
1985-1988
Size:
5 Videocassettes (99 minutes, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1990.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of five episodes of National Geographic EXPLORER. Titles are: FIRE AND STEEL; WAY OF THE WADAABE; SAMBA; JU JU MUSIC; HAITIAN VOODOO. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be a...

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Creators:
Speed, Francis
Harper, Peggy
Dates:
circa 1966
Size:
2 Film reels (22 minutes, black-and-white sound; 800 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1982.11
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

"Studies in Nigerian Dance, no. 1 and 2" made ca. 1966 by Francis Speed. Collection includes associated texts. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and termino...

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Creators:
Davies, David
Dates:
1966-1973
Size:
128 slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1972-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by David Davies during his residence in Nigeria from January of 1966 to December of 1967 and in Nairobi, Kenya, from June of 1968 to June of 1973.

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Creators:
Sanders Art Media
Dates:
circa 1987
Size:
50 Slides (photographs) (1 volume, color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1987-021
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Slide kit of West Africa Art published by Sanders Art Media in Los Angeles, California, in 1987. The images are mostly of masks but also include some sculptors.

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Creators:
Simpson, George Eaton, 1904-1998
Dates:
1936-1987
Size:
521 Prints (silver gelatin)
90 Negatives (acetate)
70 Lantern slides
347 Negatives (nitrate)
185 Color slides
4 Prints (Kodachrome color)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection documents George Eaton Simpson's fieldwork in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Nigeria from 1936-1964. There are 704 images in several formats including negatives, prints, and slides. The photographs were primarily made by Simpson, but a few were made by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Ramsey's prints are stamped on verso with his name. Many print...

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Dates:
1747-circa 1905
Size:
154 Items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2010-003
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.

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Creators:
Hance, William Adams, 1916-
Dates:
1949-1970
Size:
2513 Slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
17 Maps
117 Postcards
10 Items ((guidebooks))
Collection ID:
EEPA.2008-008
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection, which dates from 1949-1970, contains approximately 2513 color 35mm slides depicting the people, environment and cultures of more than 30 African countries. Images include landscapes, agriculture and marketplace scenes. Countries represented include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire and Zambia. Also included in this collection are 117 postcards from West and Central Africa and approximately 17 maps of and 10 guide books for East and West Africa. A small amount of miscellaneous ephemera rounds out the collection.

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